Articles by Bob Miodonski

PM Profile: ECR International

ECR emphasizes innovations with new wall-hung products, contractor training program.
Hydronics industry’s growth tied to high-efficiency systems.
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Sustainable construction still strong at 2014 Greenbuild

Exhibitors say interest in sustainable construction still strong despite low turnout at trade show.
Exhibitors at the 2014 Greenbuild attributed the frequently light traffic on the show floor Oct. 22-23 to a number of factors: educational workshops being conducted during trade show hours; declining attendance at trade shows in general; and the location of the event in New Orleans.
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PM Profile: Ward Mfg.

Ward Mfg. sees growth through acquisitions, product development
Manufacturer identifies trend toward more demand for U.S.-made products.
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Plumbing manufacturers look inside and outside buildings for water savings

While they continue to make products that save water, leading plumbing manufacturers say more needs to be done to use water efficiently inside and outside buildings.
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Ward celebrates 90th anniversary with new branding initiative

Ward Manufacturing has come a long way from the company Joseph P. Ward founded in 1924 in Blossburg, Pa., with 30 employees who produced a small line of cast-iron steam and drainage fittings, plugs and bushings. 

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Milwaukee Valve envisions ongoing efforts to educate industry on low-lead issue

Manufacturer will expand valve offerings and add fittings line.
Plumbing & Mechanical recently interviewed Rick Giannini, president and CEO of Milwaukee Valve Co., in his office in New Berlin, Wis., about low-lead products and other industry issues.
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PM Profile: Viessmann's Dr. Michael Luz

Viessmann sees opportunities for contractors who install high-efficiency equipment.
Manufacturer will unveil new partner program, website and training initiatives.
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Rep firm P-M & Associates celebrates 40th anniversary with party in Indy

The company staged the party in the parking lot outside its 63,000-sq.-ft. facility.
Congratulations to P-M Associates on its 40th year in business

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PM Profile: Elkay’s Timothy Jahnke

Elkay stays flexible to offer products its customers need.

Manufacturer sees uptick coming in commercial construction.

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Industry associations develop programs to attract workers

Workforce development, water efficiency and waterborne diseases were among the issues discussed April 22 during the third annual meeting of the Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition in Washington.

ASPE is offering an online plumbing design course, which it developed with UCLA. It is in the process of creating an associate degree program for plumbing design with the City College of San Francisco. It exhibited for the first time at the USA Science and Engineering Festival, which was held April 26-27 in Washington and attended by elementary and high school students from across the country.

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2014 Truck of the Month

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2015 January

The January issue of PM features cover story: 2015 Plumbing Contractor of the Year: Jim Steinle and Atomic Plumbing.

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2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

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